"Oh Great God, Be Small Enough to Hear Me Now"
April 14, 2021

There's a song by Nichole Nordeman titled "Small Enough." In the song, she recounts the amazing miracles of God, the great wonders and works he's done throughout the Bible but she contrasts this with feeling heavy and burdened in the moment. Like the songwriter when we are in that kind of moment, sometimes we just need God to be small enough to be near us.

When you look around, it's easy to forget how great God is. We are living in these moments of pain. The world is broken. We see the news, and see covid, hate, shootings, and lives lost. We see our friends and family going through cancer, hospitalization, surgeries, sickness, pain and loss. There is a tension in that we know God is great enough to heal a lame man telling him to pick up his mat and walk, but wonder is God near enough to heal my friend.

"All praise and all the honor be
To the god of ancient mysteries
Whose every sign and wonder
Turn the pages of our history
But tonight my heart is heavy
And I cannot keep from whispering this prayer
Are you there?"

We know that God is great enough to walk on water, feed thousands, topple giants and walls, and send fiery pillars and chariots but sometimes we don't need big signs and wonders. We just need to know He's near enough to hear us. When we think we're helpless, when we've exhausted everything we can do, or maybe even when we're just feeling exhausted, we can cry out and ask our great God to be small enough to hear us now.

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
   and rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
   and saves the crushed in spirit.
-Psalm 34:17-18  

"Small Enough"by Nichole Nordeman


Author: Jason Kim
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